Group Process Paper

Words: 1221
Pages: 5

Pankaj Garg
Date: 04/17/2006
ORG 530 (online)

Group Process paper
Our group is a 5-member team whose goal was to finish the assignment on time. We were committed to working together to be successful because our class experience and grade was related to successfully completing this assignment. Our team worked together collaboratively to analyze the issue and to plan for an organized presentation. When we began our meeting, we knew that we wanted our end-results to be some sort of solution and action plan for the assignment given. All of our members were competent and each contributed valuable input to the discussion. Our assignment was to find out why the iMeeting portal's reception and use was met with mediocre results by NTCNA
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The rest of the group mostly adopted task role of information seeker by gathering the data from the survey and turning them into meaningful discussion. John also adopted task role of recorder as he took notes and emailed them to the group. Since Luke worked at NTCNA, he also adopted the task role of elaborator by providing the group additional information regarding the users, departments, and managers at NTCNA. Robert adopted the task role of coordinator as he put it together everyone's powerpoint slides and provided feedback on each slides.
We did end up being a self-managing work team. Even though our motivation for completing our project was not a goal set by us, we were not managed and overseen by an outsider. We reviewed our own work and were in complete control of the process we chose to use. None of us had to adopt socioemotional roles of encourager. We all knew that we had to complete the project on time. The schedules were set by us except for the deadline which had already been established for us. We all, time to time, adopted the socioemotional role of follower as we accepted others' ideas and acted as listener. Most importantly, we took responsibility for the quality of work that was a result of our meeting.
The norm of the meeting was to use the powerpoint slide template emailed by Luke. This template made sense because it uses Nissan color scheme and it has a background picture of Nissan design studio lobby.
As of task structure, most of the